close
Advertisement
Shop Now
Magazine
 

Ways with Mayonnaise

Lots of chopped fresh herbs give this quick and simple dish its pronounced flavour, and bite-sized pieces of crisp, toasted pita bread provide texture. Serve the salad for a light meal with a hint of summer at any time of the year.

Ways with Mayonnaise
Shutterstock

Add the following ingredients to 1 cup (250 ml) good-quality shop-bought or homemade mayonnaise. For a healthier alternative, try 1/2 cup (125 ml) each of mayonnaise and natural (plain) yoghurt or crème fraîche.

  • Aioli 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • Curry 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • Herb 1/2 cup (about 30 g) chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as chives, parsley, basil and thyme
  • Horseradish 2 tablespoons grated horseradish from a jar and 2 tablespoons finely snipped fresh chives
  • Lime or lemon 2 teaspoons grated zest and 1 tablespoon juice
  • Mustard 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Wasabi 2 teaspoons lime or lemon juice and 1–2 teaspoons of wasabi (Japanese horseradish).

 



Seasonal Salads
Source:

Seasonal Salads

Find this and many more colourful, healthy recipes from cuisines around the world in Seasonal Salads. Available from Reader’s Digest.

Find out more...
ISBN: 978-1-922085-87-0

More Recipes

Chicken, pasta and leek crisp

Chicken, pasta and leek crisp

This warming dish appeals to children and adults alike, so it makes an ideal family meal. It is a good example of a dish in which vegetables, pasta and breadcrumbs extend a modest portion of a protein food, which means the dish is low in fat too. Serve with a salad.

Chow mein with pork and green vegetables

Chow mein with pork and green vegetables

A mixture of green vegetables adds colour and crispness to this simple noodle stir–fry with pork and dried mushrooms. Chinese egg noodles are prepared more quickly than Western pasta they only need brief soaking – so this dish can be made from start to finish in less than 30 minutes.

Cidered pork with red cabbage

Cidered pork with red cabbage

Long simmering makes this hearty stew perfect for cool autumn days, when apples and cabbage are at their best. Experiment with different types of apples – Granny Smiths are tart and tangy, Golden Delicious juicy and mild. This stew is also superb served with couscous instead of pasta.

Couscous pilaf with tahini yogurt

Couscous pilaf with tahini yogurt

This vegetable–rich couscous is lower in fat than most pilafs and it makes a marvellous, healthy main dish, or an excellent side dish for almost any simply cooked meat or poultry, when it will serve 8 or more. Any leftovers can be used as a delicious stuffing for chicken or other poultry.

Creamy chicken salad with grapes and pecans

Creamy chicken salad with grapes and pecans

With its wonderfully contrasting tastes and textures, this salad makes a satisfying main course that is luxurious without containing a lot of saturated fat. It is the perfect recipe for roast chicken leftovers or high–quality cooked chicken bought from the deli counter in the supermarket.

Advertisement